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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,421 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Dec 212006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

About 3-4 years ago, the left stabilizer link broke. I noticed a loud thump when hitting bumps after pulling off the interstate. 2 weeks ago, we had a loud thump under the passenger side of the vehicle, this time the right stabilizer link was broke. This problem appears to have been investigated in the past here, however it seems to have been dismissed. This problem increases the roll of the front end when turning and can be dangerous in a quick turn to avoid an accident, etc. This vehicle is not used off road or where increased stresses are put on the suspension. This is the second occurrence on this vehicle.

- Loveland , CO, USA

problem #31

Dec 212006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
About 3-4 years ago, the left stabilizer link broke. I noticed a loud thump when hitting bumps after pulling off the interstate. 2 weeks ago, we had a loud thump under the passenger side of the vehicle, this time the right stabilizer link was broke. This problem appears to have been investigated in the past here, however it seems to have been dismissed. This problem increases the roll of the front end when turning and can be dangerous in a quick turn to avoid an accident, etc. This vehicle is not used off road or where increased stresses are put on the suspension. This is the second occurrence on this vehicle.

- Loveland , CO, USA

problem #30

Aug 232005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck was at dealer for maintenance. Front suspension: Stabilizer links were broken off completely.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #29

Jun 072005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The front stablizer bar broke.

- Clayton, NJ, USA

problem #28

May 112004

Expedition

  • 120,000 miles
Stabilizer bar broke while backing out of the driveway. As a result, the front end collapsed to the ground.

- Marathon, NY, USA

problem #27

Mar 192004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Bolt that holds front stabalizer to driver side wheel suspension assembly has either snapped or worked itself out and is missing. This causes a clunking sound when turning or travelling over bumps. Concern over loss of front stability while turning. No impact or collision is responsible for this problem

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #26

Aug 092003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Went for tires on my 1998 Ford Expedition and was shown that both left and right front stabilizer links were missing. Did a web search and saw many references to an investigation in 2001 into faulty stabilizer links on this model. Was there a resolution? looking for reimbursement

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

problem #25

Jun 072003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was being serviced for an oil change, it was discovered that the stabilizer bar link bolts were missing from the front end.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #24

Jun 022003

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,875 miles
I just had to replace the front stabilizer bar links on my 1998 Expedition. My husband had to replace the links on his 1997 Expedition during the past year, too.

- Far Hills, NJ, USA

problem #23

Apr 262003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,600 miles
Front right stabilizer link failed on my 1998 Ford Expedition.

- Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA

problem #22

Apr 212003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 1998 Ford Expedition XLT, and I have found that both front stabilizer bar links are broken off. This is a major road hazard to my life and anyone else on the road. Has this been recalled. I know someone that just had to replace theirs. If not for them I would be no wiser.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #21

Jan 072003

(reported on)

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with swab bar links. Also stated that because of that it causes the steering to not be the way that is supposed to be. Dealer was contacted and have not found any problems.

- West Fargo, ND, USA

problem #20

Jan 072003

(reported on)

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with swab bar links. Also stated that because of that it causes the steering to not be the way that is supposed to be. Dealer was contacted and have not found any problems.

- West Fargo, ND, USA

problem #19

Jun 112002

Expedition

  • miles
While getting other repairs done on vehicle technician pointed out that there was no stabilizer bar. Dealer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #18

Mar 012001

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer stated the sway bar links failed on his vehicle.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #17

Apr 102002

Expedition

  • miles
Stabilizer bar broke while driving vehicle at about 35-40 mph.

- Captial Heights, MD, USA

problem #16

Apr 082002

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle would rock at any speed due to stabilizer bar bolts missing, and allowing bar to hang from vehicle. Mechanic had bolts replaced. This problem also caused tires to wear uneven.

- Hampton, NJ, USA

problem #15

Mar 012001

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer stated the sway bar links failed on his vehicle.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #14

Jan 292002

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle would pull to the right. Contacted dealer, and informed consumer that alignment might be off. Problem was due to breaking of links on stablizer bar.

- Clifton, VA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012001

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front stabilizer bar fell and bolts fell off. Dealer had to replace stabilizer bar link kit.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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